Prepare for a high-tech manufacturing career with Gateway’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology associate degree program. Advanced manufacturing combines mechanical, electronic and information technology to streamline the manufacturing process through intelligent automation. Advanced manufacturing facilities use advanced software and robotics technology to make their processes as efficient as possible. If you enjoy troubleshooting technology and working hands-on with machinery, this program is for you.
Learning By Doing
Students in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will graduate with a wide range of hands-on skills and experience using the tools, equipment and technology used in advanced manufacturing facilities, including FANUC robots, hydraulics and pneumatics equipment, Allen Bradley/Rockwell PLCs, automated process equipment, Snap-on Multimeters, Textronix oscilloscopes, and Starrett Precision measuring instruments. You’ll also gain real-world experience programming CNC machining centers, troubleshooting computer networks, programming and interfacing Rockwell PLCs, and interfacing digital logic circuits.
You’ll graduate prepared to earn industry-recognized certifications including Snap-on Hand Tool Safety, Snap-on Multimeter, OSHA 10, and Starrett Precision Measurement.
Students also have the opportunity to learn additional skills, connect with other students, and network with potential employers through student clubs and organizations including the Society of Women Engineers, Electronics Club, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the Amateur Radio Club.
- Students must submit an application and pay $30 fee.
- Students must complete reading, writing, and math skills placement assessments.
- Students must submit official high school, GED, or HSED transcript.
- Minimum 64 credits with an average of 2.0 or above.
- *Average of 2.0 (“C”) or above for these major courses.
For a complete list of Graduation Requirements, check the Student Handbook.
Advanced manufacturing technicians set up, test, and calibrate manufacturing machinery or equipment using any combination of electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and computer technologies. They require skills in automation of manufacturing systems/mechatronics, robotics, industrial control systems, and the Internet of Things.
Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers including advanced manufacturing technician, mechanical technician, mechatronics technician, maintenance process technician, electrical service technician, quality services, and more.
Job & Salary Outlook
Southeastern Wisconsin is quickly becoming known as Wisconn Valley for its growth in production and distribution of technology products, and local Industry 3.0 and Industry 4.0 companies like Foxconn will need advanced manufacturing technicians.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, the median annual pay for mechanical engineering technicians was $54,480. The median annual pay for industrial engineering technicians was $53,330.